Rated 4 out of 5 by MaineGuideWestfield bob
watch band broke and the crystal face chipped, but it kept good time
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBucky Perfect watch for me!
I love this watch! Even though it's technically a men's watch, it is perfect for me and I'm a woman. It is not too big, and the band is a nice width. I am so excited to be able to see the time without my glasses on, and to be able to see the time in the dark. This watch is worth the money.
February 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tpatric2 Finally!
I have had three LL Bean watches to date, and this one is the one I like the most. The first one was a gift, and after two years, the hands fell off it. LL Bean, as always, honored their product, and I used the credit plus a bit more to buy a vintage field watch. I like it because it was just a watch. However, the self-illuminating hands did not illuminate enough to read them in the dark. So when I woke up, I couldn't tell the time. So, I sent the watch back. Again, LL Bean stood by its word.
This watch is so far so good. When I got it, I immediately put it on and went into the closet and shut the door. I easily could read the time! The watch is handsome, well-built and a nice size. The second hand doesn't always line up with the second marks, which is a little annoying.
Summer time is when I put equipment through the paces, so I will be interested to see if this watch can keep up with hunting, fishing, chainsaw work, lawn care . . .
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by redBeanrice Classic and Clean.
Ok, just love the simplicity and clean lines of this timepiece.
It's not oversized as many watches are these days. The only drawback is that it does NOT come with the option of a metal band. Get yourself one of these - you'll be glad you did!
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pazuzu Great watch
I bought it last Spring and I have taken it off twice. Don't have to take it off at the airport or in the shower. I only took it off to even out my tan line , LOL. Wear to work, church and to do yard work. Still ticking and unblemished. Highly recommend it.
December 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kytech Defective
I received this watch as a gift (that I requested because I thought LL Bean meant good quality).
I returned the first one as defective. It lost several minutes a month.
The replacement has a defective band. I give up.
I am returning it for a refund.
November 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LLBeanWalkingbillboard Self-Illuminating Field Watch
I liked the watch but the watch band needed to be replaced after a few mounths of use. The leather on the strap wears down quick.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PeruSenior Great Watch
I?m an 81-year-old senior citizen, and I needed a watch that was easy for me to read the time, and without all the additional dials and hands that I did not need. For my needs the extra dials only add confusion to the matter. Many of the quality watches on the market have hands that so small that one has to study the watch to know the time. Accuracy of time keeping was also an important factor for me, I purchased the Self-Illuminating Field Watch and have had it for about a week; It fills all my needs perfectly. Regarding accuracy I set the time on the watch from my computer, which has the time updated daily. In the week that I have had the watch the time has not varied by even 1 second. Thanks LLBean for providing quality products and service. You certainly have my vote of confidence.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ProfCook Straightforward, functional watch
Simple functional design. Not a diver's watch. No stopwatch. No world time in five countries. No bling. Not showy or prestigious.
It's a watch. It keeps time accurately. The hands are visible and easy to read in any light. It's quicker to read an analog display than a digital one. It works very well in low light or in complete darkness. The image of the watch in darkness is deceptive: the numbers do not glow at all in the dark. Which is fine because the tritium vials work exceptionally well and the red one at 12 works perfectly.
Nice size. It's not particularly thin, but it's not too thick and the dial diameter is modest. Nice smooth edges that don't get caught on clothing including the setting knob. Good watch band that needs to be worked a bit to soften it up before wearing it. It's more than long enough for me with five holes for larger wrists that I'm not using. My wrist is about 8 1/2" in circumference.
September 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LongIslandNYLovesLLBean Self-Illuminating Field Watch
I'm sorry to say this watch did not meet my usual high expectation for quality from L.L. Bean. The numerals and hash marks on watch face are blurry, not crisp and the watch is just too small. Save your money and stick with either the Classic Field Watch or Vintage Field Watch.
August 23, 2013